October 4, 2010

            The Middlebury College men's golf team used a pair of stellar rounds over two days to win the NESCAC Golf Fall Qualifier on Sunday afternoon at Shuttle Meadow Country Club. Tied for first with Williams following day one, the Panthers turned in an impressive day two total of 290 for a two-day total of 585, 12 strokes ahead of the second place Ephs. Leading Middlebury on the links was senior Brian Cady (Rye, N.Y.), who earned medalist honors with an even-par performance of 142. Middlebury's score of 585 may be the lowest two-day team score in school history.

            The victory guarantees the Panthers the right to host the Spring Championship round on April 30 and May 1, more than likely at Ralph Myhre Golf Course on the Middlebury campus.

            Joining Middlebury and Williams at the NESCAC Championship will be defending conference champion Trinity and Amherst. The Lord Jeffs finished third overall (598) and will be participating in the spring championship for the first time since the format was adopted during the 2007-08 season. The Bantams were fourth with a two-day total of 609.

            Rookie Rob Donahoe (Canton, Mass.) shot a 69 on day one and finished with a 144 to end up in a tie for third place at the event. Senior Jim Levins (Rutland, Vt.) was steady as well with a 148 to finish ninth, sophomore Andrew Emerson (Pelham, N.Y.) came in with a 152, while sophomore William Prince (New Canaan, Conn.) shot a 157.
• Men's golf wins NESCAC qualifier
• Up next: 10/9-10 @ Hamilton Invit.